Blown away…

by Rue’s transformation over the last month or so.  She’s really understanding the idea of sequencing the obstacles together more and more.  Even more importantly though, she has become a tugging fanatic.  Rue has always enjoyed tugging with me when it’s just been for play, particularly inside, especially at home.  Yet for so long if I tried to incorporated tugging into training, it fell flat.  It was too much pressure on her and she would either do the sequence slowly and then not want the tug as a reward or she’d just leave me.  However, sometime in the last 4 weeks or so, she’s decided that tugging plus agility equals AWESOME!  Furthermore, there is a marked difference in her speed and enthusiasm when she’s working for food now versus working for her tug toy.  Honestly night and day.  This is footage from run-throughs last week….the first course was run with food rewards and the second with her tug.  What do you think?

I think she’s more accurate at this point with the food reward, but much slower.  Personally, I’d rather have the speed and inaccuracy right now 😉

She’s entered this weekend, so will update either Sunday night or Monday…..

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